Today was a pretty relaxed day. I took the 10am bus to Selcuk, which was interesting to say the least. I was directly behind the driver, and he drove like a freaking maniac! He drove fast, straddled two lanes, passed people, rushed up to other cars and put his brakes on at the very last minute and was dialing his cell phone while navigating a curvy road. Honestly, I was this close to pulling out my crazy on him. I made it here alive and in one piece and of course get off he bus with no clue as to where my hotel was or how to get there.
Thankfully the people are so friendly here that I just stood there for about 12 seconds before someone came up to ask me where I was going and directed me to the hotel just around the corner from where the bus lets off. I checked into my hotel only to find that the person checking me in was from Edmonton! We had a good chat, kind of felt like home for a little bit! She invited me across the street to have a tea and meet a friend of hers who’s living here for a while as well. I was besieged with fruit by this muscle bound guy who worked there, it was quite hilarious! First, a fig. I don’t really eat figs but from what I understand, if you’re going to eat them anywhere, it’s in Turkey. It was quite good, but SOOO sweet! Wow! Then a beautiful ripe nectarine was brought to the table, and i was just perfect! So sweet and juicy! The fruit is so good here.
I’m going to Ephesus tomorrow so it’s going to be a FULL day! I’m *pretty* excited!
In Pamukkale these guys would drive around with the watermelon in the back of their trucks yelling at the top of their lungs. I’m assuming they’re yelling “watermelon for sale!” Or something like that…
It is truly delicious watermelon…. I’ve had my share, that’s for sure!
And the figs are abundant.
I’ve never seen figs this colour before,,, maybe I’ll try one tomorrow!